Woburn, Massachusetts -- Luminus Devices, Inc. has announced that its PhlatLight PT120 chipset is being sampled by its microdisplay projection television customers. The red, green and blue LEDs in the PT120 chipset combine to produce more than 1,500 white lumens under normal operating conditions, enough brightness to illuminate RPTVs up to 62 inches with a single RGB chipset.
While the PT120 chipset is suitable for any microdisplay smaller than 0.7 inches, it was specifically optimized for use with the Texas Instruments xHD5 1080p DLP technology chipset. The size and shape of the PT120 allow users to maximize the amount of light that can be collected and projected onto the screen.
"Luminus is leading the way in advancing LED technology to new levels of performance. This new chipset is testament to their commitment of offering
innovative lighting solutions for large screen microdisplay products," said Adam Kunzman, business manager for DLP HDTV products at Texas Instruments. "Through our joint collaboration, we look forward to providing our mutual customers with a competitive advantage in the rapidly growing big-
screen HDTV market."
The PhlatLight PT120 is a three-color system that includes a red, green and blue LED. Each LED is a single, large area monolithic chip that can sustain extremely high power and fast pulsing.
"Because PhlatLight LEDs are a solid state light source, the colors can be cycled at high rates," said Christian Hoepfner, vice president of products at Luminus Devices. "In a DLP HDTV system the red, green and blue PhlatLight LEDs can cycle at 2.9 KHz, which is 48 times faster than traditional television frame rates, providing superior motion quality."
Another benefit of PhlatLight technology is its longer lifetime. In addition to providing superior color and image quality, PhlatLight LEDs have significantly longer lifetimes than arc lamps. With a lifetime that exceeds 60,000 hours, PhlatLight chipsets will never have to be replaced.
The PhlatLight PT120 chipset is currently being designed into a number of DLP HDTVs that use the xHD5 DLP chip, with screen sizes as large as 62 inches.
> Several models from various manufacturers will be commercially available in 2007.
About Luminus Devices,br>
Luminus Devices, Inc., headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, develops and manufactures high performance solid state light emitting devices and
systems. Its PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) technology, developed by Luminus Devices based on research done at MIT, is the most powerful solid state light source available to illuminate large screen projection televisions. With PhlatLight chipsets in commercial production, Luminus is leading the industry in designing this new, powerful light source for a variety of applications, including microdisplay projection TVs and other advanced, high-definition displays. Several leading television and consumer electronics vendors are
crrently selling TVs with PhlatLight products. For more information, visit: www.luminus.com
About Texas Instruments DLP Products
DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and brightness
to large-screen HDTVs and projectors for business, home, professional venue and digital cinema (DLP Cinema(r)). 75 of the world's top projection and
display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high resolution, highly reliable, full color image. DLP technology's chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent
reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 10 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit www.dlp.com. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
> under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com.